India Insight

Movie review: ‘Katiyabaaz’ transforms banal reality into gripping tale

August 21, 2014

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In one of the many tragicomic moments in “Katiyabaaz” (Powerless), a woman earnestly remembers her gods in the darkness, mumbling something that roughly translates to “Dear Almighty, please bring back the light”. ‘Light’ here means electricity.

Documentary ‘Katiyabaaz’ shines spotlight on India’s power shortage

October 18, 2013

A documentary about a power thief, the government official who tries to stop him, and the larger story about the lack of power and infrastructure in India’s small towns is making news at the Mumbai Film Festival.